Sea Turtles Conservation Projects in Costa Rica and Guatemala

Company : Maximo Nivel
Activities: Conservation Volunteer Projects / Marine Conservation Volunteer
Countries: Costa Rica / Guatemala
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1250 $ Dollars (US)

Help us protect the sea turtles in Costa Rica or Guatemala: these majestic creatures play a key role in ocean ecosystems and their extinction would be a tragedy.

Volunteers help us protect the environment of the sea turtles and their ocean ecosystems. They provide support to biologists and locals who are involved in managing the turtle nesting grounds.

These projects normally include sustainable egg harvesting programs that feed or provide income to the local communities. These programs are designed to prevent over-harvesting and poaching, and are overseen by the governments. Volunteers take part in nightly beach patrols, tagging turtles, relocating nests into hatcheries, counting eggs and turtles, contributing to beach reforestation efforts, community outreach programs, project upkeep and maintenance. 

During this project volunteers work with very impoverished communities in a rural setting. That said, the turtle conservation projects are located on gorgeous beaches where swimming, surfing and local culture are easy to find nearby. Beach patrols require a lot of walking and volunteers should be physically fit and prepared for this.


Program Duration:

  • Minimum 2 weeks



  • At least 17 years of age
  • Flexible; Willing to do various tasks based on project needs
  • Healthy and physically prepared to do manual labor
  • Hard working, ready to do anything!
  • Responsible and safety minded
  • Spanish language skills are not required


Our fees include:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Host family / Dorm accommodations (shared room with half board)
  • Program and safety orientation
  • Walking tour
  • Official certificate of volunteer service
  • Emergency contact number 24/7
  • Program management
  • Free Tandem Conversation Program
  • Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
  • Free social activities
  • Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
  • Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week



  • 2 Weeks: from $1005
  • 3 Weeks: from $1260
  • 4 Weeks: from $1515
  • Additional Week: from $215

Start Dates

Every Monday.

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